Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said that Nigerians and other Africans were being killed in South Africa because South Africans had forgotten the sacrifice Nigeria made to free the country from Apartheid. Fani-Kayode said this while reacting to xenophobic attacks on citizens of other African nations in the “rainbow” nation. In the two years to February last year, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri -Erewa , stated that no fewer than 116 Nigerians were extra -judicially killed in South Africa for one flimsy reason or the other.
Lamenting the situation, Fani-Kayode said it was a “pity” that South Africans were now doing to other Africans what their countries had helped rescue the country from. He said, “The murder of Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa must stop.The South African people appear to have forgotten the great efforts and tremendous support that Nigeria gave to them during their liberation struggle and the fight against apartheid and white minority rule. It is a pity that black South Africans are now treating other black Afrcans in the same way that white South Africans once treated them.”
Culled from The Herald